My Books

Heart and Sole: How 26 Ran Their First Marathon (And You Can, Too)

Booktrope Publishing, 2012.

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Dare to Go the Distance!

Think you don’t have what it takes to run 26.2 miles? Think again! To finish your first marathon, miles of experience and talent are NOT required. All you need is heart and ‘sole.’

Whether you are fast or slow, young or old, thin or pleasantly plump — you can accomplish BIG things and run farther than ever before.

Read the inspiring stories of 26 individuals, along with helpful how-to’s, and you’ll be pumped up to pound out 26.2 miles.

From head to toe, the heart matters most in the long run.

Eat In, Not Out: The Learn-How-to-Cook-Book Without the Recipes

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Do you want to eat healthier but don’t know where to start?

Are you tired of eating the same meals over and over again?

Do recipes sound like they’re written in a foreign language?

Do you have hungry mouths to feed, many of whom exclaim “yuck” when they see your creations?

Do you often resort to take-out to keep up with life’s demands?

Eat In! Turn your kitchen into the centerpiece for delicious meals and lasting memories.

Not Out! Save time and money while eating healthier, more wholesome meals.

Eat In, Not Out has something for everyone, whether you are a cooking novice or expert! With input from expert cooks and food bloggers, including Shaina Olmanson, Lynne Viera, Aimée Wimbush-Bourque, and others – you will discover everything from the basics of nutrition to easy pick-me-ups that transform meals.

Finding Life’s Secret Sauce: How to Fit Good Food, Fitness and Fun into Your Crazy, Busy Schedule

Morgan James, 2010

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Whether single or married, male or female, employed by a huge corporation or working at home, most of us lead crazy, busy lives. Though we aspire to be healthier and happier, it can be intimidating to figure out how and when to make it happen. Finding Life’s Secret Sauce offers common sense and practical suggestions, ones that can fit into a schedule and lifestyle that already exist. This formula for well-being is not about pants size or bulging muscles; it’s a comprehensive approach to wellness that includes positive eating habits, exercise and life passions. Though Finding Life’s Secret Sauce doesn’t offer short-term guarantees to lose weight, it does suggest constructive ways to feel great – for life.